I feel that pregnancy and childbirth is an amazing and wonderful experience. Having your baby should be looked forward to with great excitement and joy. It is the day you meet your beautiful baby, which you have been lovingly protecting and nurturing for nine months. Currently in the UK one in four women will have a caesarean birth, approximately half of these are planned elective caesarean births.
Care after caesarean
Following your caesarean birth the health professional caring for you will perform regular observations to ensure your heart rate; blood pressure, breathing and temperature are stable. The health professional may also check your wound, vaginal blood loss and monitor your urine output. The drip in your hand or arm will normally stay in place for a few hours after surgery until you are eating and drinking. As soon as you start to feel any discomfort ask the health professional caring for you for pain relief. Getting out of bed and gently mobilising is encouraged sometimes within hours of having the surgery to prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis). The minimum length of stay in hospital is 48 hours, normal stay is 3-4 days.
This audio download can help you:
- Reduce anxieties and worries regarding caesarean birth.
- Feel calm, relaxed and excited about caesarean birth.
- Increase confidence.
- Enhance recovery after caesarean.
Instructions for use:
- Start to use this download 2-3 weeks before your caesarean
- Listen to the download as often as required.
- Find a quiet place and time to listen to this audio.
- Turn off your telephone.
- Allow yourself to get into a comfortable position.
DO NOT use these audio downloads whilst driving or operating machinery, to be used sensibly and in a safe environment. The download is produced to help you during the birth enabling you to relax. This DOWNLOAD DOES NOT replace medical advice. Not all births turn out as planned ‘Making Babies’ shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of the download or the lack of ability to use this download.